Impressing your teenager can seem like an impossible feat. Especially if you have a teenage girl. They are learning their independence at this stage in life and the last thing they need is an elder breathing down their neck about their likes and dislikes.
That’s why it can seem overwhelming to find the perfect gift for your teenage girl. She may be inclined to tell you what she wants but that very well may be something entirely out of your budget. We all know the outlandish dreams of teenagers.
You can still find ways to really make her smile with a gift that she’ll love. All you have to do is a little research. And, that’s why you’re here!
If you really want to wow your teenage girl on her birthday then you need to check out this list of gifts for teen girls. Keep reading to learn more.
The Best Gifts for Teen Girls
Of course, the best gifts for teenage girls come from the bottom of your heart. But, you also want the gift to be something that she will use frequently and enjoy so that she will remember you fondly. Here are some teen gift ideas for girls that you can’t go wrong with.
Perhaps one of the most sought-after teen girl gifts is the journal or diary. Teenage girls like reflecting on their days with friends and boyfriends and family and siblings. They want a place to put their thoughts, privately, so that they can reflect on them later.
For younger teens, you may consider a diary with a key or a lock. Privacy is paramount at this age. Older teens may like a nice leather back journal with page markers.
Find your favorite bookstore and ask the clerks to help you popular diaries and journals for the appropriate age ranges. Simple diaries and journals sell anywhere from $5-$20. A leather journal will cost at least $25.
Phone and Phone Cases
Whether you like it or not, your little girl is growing up. And she probably wants her very own phone. Depending on what your household rules are (or if you’re an Aunt or Uncle or otherwise, make sure you know the household rules), you can never go wrong gifting your teenage girl with a personal cell phone. Pair it with a case and you’ll be the star of her eye for years to come.
Depending on your phone plan and the type of phone you get will depend on how much you spend.
Whether she already has her own phone or you’ve just made the decision to buy her one, a selfie stick is a perfect accessory to add to the ensemble. It’s one of the best teenage girl gifts you can find and it’s not even that expensive. You can pick one up for about $10-$30.
With a selfie stick, your teenager can use her phone to take plenty of group shots with your family and her friends. Not to mention she can use it to take pictures of herself and admire them endlessly instead of sitting in the bathroom the mirror.
Teenagers are at the stage in life when they are discovering their own taste in music. They want to hear everything that’s playing on the radio and most of what’s only available through downloads and streaming services. And they want to hear it loud.
A good Bluetooth speaker only costs around $50-$100 and most are extremely durable and long lasting. Look for a speaker that travels well, too. Your teenager is going to want to take it with her wherever she goes.
If your teenager isn’t allowed to have her own phone or she’s totally into photography, a good camera would make a nice gift. She can take pictures of the scenery that catches her eye or during events at school and with friends. Pictures say a thousand words and last a lifetime so it would be an eternal gift.
Remember that teenagers are still young and semi-irresponsible so you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a nice camera. Look for something sturdy and durable for a fair price within your budget. You should be able to find something for around $100-$150.
Young girls love looking their best and there’s nothing more important than beautifully manicured nails and toes. But, not many teenagers can afford to pay salon services for manicures and pedicures. That’s why you should invest in a nice manicure set for her.
She will spend hours on the weekends painting her nails and changing them a day later. Not to mention doing her friends’ nails during sleepovers. It’s a gift that keeps giving, for sure.
Manicure sets that include all the basics and a few extras will run you about $30. Throw in some designer nail polish for about $10-$20 per bottle and your gift will be remembered.
Outdoor Garden Party
One of the best gifts for teenage girls is an all-out party celebration. Whether her birthday is in the fall, spring, winter, or summer, you can schedule an outdoor garden party during good weather and invite all her friends.
A garden party is the perfect way to celebrate her life with natural color and a vibrant atmosphere. Not to mention, it’s the perfect place to hold an outdoor event from Alive Network. They’ll send a band or whatever your catering needs are and your teenager will have the time of her life.
Your event needs will determine your cost, of course.
Teenage girls are not that difficult to please if you know what their tastes are. Many teenagers enjoy their favorite music, their favorite friends, and their personal space. If you can cater to one of these three categories with your famous gift, you’ll be that teenager’s favorite person for at least a day.
Keep these gifts in mind for your teenage girl’s next birthday. Pair your gift with a well thought out keepsake card so she knows how much you really care. And, check out our blog for birthday wish ideas from siblings for their sister.
If you have other suggestions about gifts for teen girls, feel free to contact us! We love hearing from you and reviewing your feedback.